Sunday, October 6 2013

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Sunday, October 6 2013

Greenleaf Pottery: Classes in Wheel Thrown Pottery

Classes offer firsthand experience of the entire pottery-making cycle. Beginning emphasis is placed on working with one of the fifteen potter's wheels.  Beginning as well as advanced students are welcome. Sets of eight week classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m.,  year-round. Sign up now to reserve your place.

Call or go to the website for more information. 860-528-6090,


Discover 19th Century Inventions at New Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Exhibit

      Victorian era gadgets, technologies and breakthroughs will be on display at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum beginning April 17th through October 6, 2013. What Is It? Technologies and Discoveries of the Victorian Era will engage student and adult audiences in the exploration of mid-to-late 19th century inventions and discoveries in many diverse areas including communication, transportation, manufacturing, medicine, food and recreation.

       Visitors will view cutting-edge Victorian Era technology that were precursors of some of today’s technologies, including telegraphs, dictaphones, gas lighting and early examples of telephones, burglar alarms, stock tickers and much more. They will discover items we still see today, from board games to food such as condensed milk and breakfast cocoa. Artifacts on display include loans from Connecticut's Mattatuck Museum and the Museum of American Finance, New York City, among others.

             The What Is It? exhibit is curated by Raechel Guest. Guest is a Smith College graduate with a Master’s Degree in Collection Management from the prestigious Winterthur Museum. Professor Steven Lubar, a history of technology expert, serves as a special advisor.  Professor Lubar is Professor of the Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture at Brown University.  

            The exhibit is made possible thanks to a grant from the Connecticut Humanities (CTH), a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds, creates and collaborates on hundreds of cultural programs across Connecticut each year. CTH brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to express, share and explore ideas in thoughtful and productive ways. From local discussion groups to major exhibitions on important historical events, CTH programs engage, enlighten and educate.  Learn more by visiting

            The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the LMMM Distinguished Benefactors: The Xerox Foundation, Klaff’s, Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown and The Maurice Goodman Foundation.  The Museum’s Education Program is made possible in part by a generous donation from AT&T.

Tours for the museum and exhibit are offered Wednesdays through Sundays, 
at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m.



40th Birthday Party!

Mystic Aquarium will host its 40th birthday party on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6 with special activities and entertainment throughout the weekend. Learn about our 40-year history, view historical photos and see special 40th anniversary promotions here.


Christine Aaron: “Liminal States: Beneath the Surface”

This exhibit of rich mixed media nature based work, focuses on themes of memory, loss and the passage of time.  Trees serve as a metaphor for the cycle of life; symbols of dormancy, growth, strength and renewal.  



Amy Bilden: “Inheritance”

The themes for this exhibit revolve around domesticity, including topics such as identity, sexuality, gender and care giving.  The tactile domestic inspired sculptures map the artist’s emotional and physical space, using a monotonous process in which she connects her internal and external landscapes.



ArtBra New Haven

 Third Annual live auction of Art Bras, made and modeled by survivors and supporters. Afternoon tea is included. This year we honor Yale Geneticist, Ellen Matloff, whose special area of research is in BRCA I and BRCA II mutations. All proceeds go directly to under and uninsured patients at The Breast Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital. For more information or to submit a bra or other artwork please visit our website,

October 6th, 2013


Omni Hotel Ballroom

New Haven, CT 


Richard Heys Exhibit " What's in there? Exploring the Beauty and Energy within trees through Woodturning

The UConn Torrington ARTS Project presents an exhibit of Richard Heys' work. "What's in there? Exploring the beauty and energy within trees through woodturning." This exhibit explores the creative work and process of Richard Heys, a fine wood turner whose beautifully turned and sculpted works are accompanied by photographs that chronicle the making of two of his pieces on view in the Whitson Gallery. The exhibit features decorative and utilitarian wooden bowls, vases, lidded boxes and sculptural objects. The exhibition runs from September 16th through November 8th at the campus' Brick Wall Space Gallery and Whitson Gallery. Richard Heys will give an artist's talk in the Whitson Gallery on October 10th at 7pm.


The Most Happy Fella

Abbondanza! From the composer of Guys and Dolls comes a vibrant musical that blossoms in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Your heart will be warmed by this May-December romance when a city bride is wooed by an aging Italian grape farmer who nearly botches everything until his true goodness shines through. With a gorgeous score and spirited dancing, it’s a simple and touching love story that makes for an extraordinary night of theatre. Favorite songs include “Standing on the Corner” and “Somebody, Somewhere.” Don’t miss it!

Show Times

Wednesday/Thursday 2 & 7:30pm, Friday 8pm, Saturday 3 & 8pm, Sunday 2 & 6:30pm

(Sun evening ends 10/20, Thurs mat starts 10/24)

 Thanksgiving Week Special Times:

Monday 11/25: 2 & 7:30pm

No shows Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Friday 11/29: 2 & 8pm

Saturday 11/30: 3 & 8pm

Sunday 12/01: 2 & 6:30pm



The Problem With Painting. The Problems With Painting, The Problem With Paintings

Two- and three-dimensional paintings on a small scale.

Artist’s Statement

Craig Kane

I grew up in California but was born in New York City and moved back to the City after graduating from UC-Berkeley in 1987.  I have lived and worked in Brooklyn and Manhattan ever since, earning an MFA from SUNY-Purchase in 2004 and exhibiting my work at solo and group exhibitions in New York City, Long Island, Philadelphia, Beijing, Connecticut  and California.

Many of my paintings are small, some only 2 or 3 inches. Some are seascapes or cityscapes like rooftops or water towers. Others are still lifes, portraits or simply reflections of a mood or attitude.

While a lot of what I do is not limited to 2 dimensions, to me there is no such thing as sculpture.  I think everything I do in my studio is some kind of painting.  Even when I don’t paint.  When asked what kind of artist I am, I often say I’m a painter who doesn’t paint, but maybe that gives the wrong impression and makes people think I don’t do anything. What I am doing in my studio is both playful and serious and it is, ultimately, all about painting.

I don’t stick with one thing. I do all kinds of things, and I go back to some of them and do them again.  What keeps me fresh and excited is I don’t force myself to do one thing, and also that I do some of the same things over and over again.  What’s important is that I don’t want to edit myself and I don’t. When I go into my studio, I can do anything and I let myself do whatever I want. 





Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan

In celebration of the relaunching of the last surviving wooden whaleship, Lyman Allyn presents Greasy Luck! The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan.

The exhibition, which runs from September 21 through June 8, 2014, will look at how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity.

In the 1800s, friends and family gathered on the docks to wish “greasy luck” for a successful voyage to departing whaleships.


To most people, whales were mysterious creatures.  Yet whaling was big business.


The thousands of barrels of oil the whalers brought home made ports like New London and Mystic some of the wealthiest places in the young nation, supporting a wide array of dockside occupations.


Local Auditions for Season 5 at Playhouse on Park

WEST HARTFORD, CT- Attention all CT actors! Local auditions will be held on October 6th and 7th from 7pm to 10pm at Playhouse on Park for the 2013-2014 season.


Auditions for the Mainstage series will be for Lend me a Tenor, Higgins in Harlem, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Auditions for the new Playhouse on the Edge series will be for Theatre Uncut and The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek. Auditions for the Young Audience series will be for The Main Street Kids’ Club: A Mathstart Musical and A Year With Frog and Toad.

Playhouse on Park in located at 244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT. Auditions are open to AEA and non-AEA performers. All roles are paid. Each show rehearses for 3 ½ weeks prior to opening.

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. Auditions are by appointment only, and will be scheduled in five minute increments.

Please prepare either 2 contrasting monologues or a monologue and a song (an accompanist will be provided), and bring a headshot and resume.

For further information and individual character breakdowns, visit

To schedule an audition, call 860-523-5900 x10.


Rehearsal Space

Over the course of ten days, New York-based artist Alex Schweder will participate in the cultural life of the Glass House campus while occupying a mobile living unit temporarily situated alongside the Brick House.

Speculating that architecture is enacted as well as built, Rehearsal Space comprises a portable accommodation (combining a van, a scissor lift, and an inflatable room) that anticipates the Glass House’s potential artist residency program. 


E.V.Day: Snap!

 he Glass House is pleased to announce its first site-specific exhibition: SNAP! by E.V. Day. Conceived for the building known as Da Monsta - designed by Philip Johnson in 1995 as a visitor center and now a gallery - SNAP! interprets the pavilion's peculiar geometry and atmosphere both inside and out. Day has roped the exterior of Da Monsta with massive climbing webs and populated the interior with an ensemble of recent sculpture that tease out the noir qualities of Johnson's late work.


“How to Be a Star in Your Own Life” presented by E. Katherine Kerr

E. Katherine Kerr is an actress, teacher, seminar leader, and coach. She won an Obie Award, a Villager citation, and a Drama Desk Nomination for her portrayals of three characters in Cloud Nine.

In “How to Be a Star in your Own Life”, learn about and apply the four principles that underlie brilliant acting to brilliant living: commitment, being present, relaxation, and communication.

Create the energy to start what you haven’t started and blast through the block that is in the way of going where you want to go in this powerful, easy, and fun workshop.

While the workshop is experiential, there is no pressure.

People leave feeling clearer, energized, and sometimes utterly transformed.

Registration requested at 203-452-5197 or on-line at



Rub elbows with Jackie O’s scandalous relatives, as Newington Mainstage presents the Connectcut Premiere of GREY GARDENS, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical, October 4-6.

Meet Edith “Big Edie” Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith “Little Edie” Beale – once the highest of high society, who became East Hampton’s most notorious recluses, living in a dilapidated 28-room mansion with 51 cats, cobwebs and virtually no plumbing. Set in two eras – 1941, when the celebrated estate was the picture of wealth and sophistication, and 1975, after it had been reduced to squalor – GREY GARDENS is the hilarious and heartbreaking look at two fascinating women and the love between a mother and daughter.

Connecticut favorite Kelly Boucher does double duty as Edith Bouvier Beale (in Act One) and “Little Edie” Beale (in Act Two). Joining her on stage (as Edith in Act Two), Newington Mainstage is thrilled to be welcoming back Broadway’s Carolyn Kirsch. Ms. Kirsch is a veteran of more than 15 Broadway shows over a 21 year period of working in theatre in New York City and beyond. Her many credits include the original companies of “A Chorus Line” (Theatre World Award), “Chicago” (with Bob Fosse), “CoCo” (starring Katharine Hepburn), among countless others.

The cast also includes Anne Collin, Ian Lynch-Passarelli, Dan Ringuette, Jeff Savage, Foster Evans Reese, Lily Bello and Lauren Lesser. GREY GARDENS is directed by Ian Galligan, with Rebecca Urruita serving as Music Director.

The show is based on the 1975 documentary by Albert & David Maysles, and features a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie.

Newington Mainstage’s production of GREY GARDENS runs October 4-6 (Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm) at the Newington Town Hall Auditorium (131 Cedar Street, Newington).

Please note that parking & the auditorium entrance are located on Mazzaccoli Way/Mill Street with no direct access from Cedar Street - please visit our website for more information & detailed directions.

Tickets are $25.00 for general admission and $20.00 for students and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting, by phone by calling toll-free 1-800-838-3006, or in person at The Jewelry WearHouse (2434 Berlin Turnpike, Newington).

A portion of all proceeds will benefit the Connecticut-based Hole In The Wall Gang Camp.

Newington Mainstage. It’s good times. Seriously.


10:00 am Ezequiel Menendez, Organist In Recital

On Sunday, October 6 at 10:00 amArchdiocesan Music Director Dr. Ezequiel Menéndez will perform Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565  as part of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s

“Bachtoberfest” – a month-long celebration of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach in October.

Dr. Menéndez will also be playing Bach’s transcription of Vivaldi’s Concerto in a minor, Mendelssohn’s Sonata No. 6, Op. 65, and Organ Sonata No. 1, Op. 42 by Alexandre Guilmant.

The Cathedral is located at 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT.


Eastern Connecticut Symphony January Concert

 The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the Garde Arts Center.  ECSO Music Director, Toshi Shimada, conducts a program which features, Hyewon Kim, winner of the 2013 ECSO Instrumental Competition, performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank.  The audience members will also hear Sibelius Karelia Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No, 2, (the Little Russian.)   Pre-concert conversation at 7 PM with Gary Chapman; post-concert reception free for members of the audience.  Tickets are priced from $32-$62 with senior and student tickets in selected seating areas.  Call the ECSO office at 860-443-2876 or purchase them on the Internet at:  For further information, visit the ECSO website at: or friend us on Face Book.